Education Committee

Linda Alvers, RN, MSN 

Linda Alvers is a Masters Prepared Registered Nurse who is highly engaged in adult learning and continuing education in the healthcare arena. Linda graduated in 1974 with her BS in Nursing and in 1977 with her Masters from the University of Evansville in Southern Indiana. Immediately after graduation, she worked at Vanderbilt University before being summoned back to Evansville to teach in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at U of E. Linda arrived in New York in 1980 and began a long career in the healthcare business world, working on professional healthcare association meetings and even producing several nursing documentaries that aired on Lifetime Medical Television. Today, Linda is CEO of Dannemiller, Inc. and serves on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors of Dannemiller, Inc.  

 

Dr. James B. Eisenkraft, MD 
Dr. Eisenkraft received his BS from University of London and MD from St Thomas' Hospital Med School, University of London. He completed his residency and fellowship in at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

He has been the editor for the AnesthesiaFile publication since 1987. Currently he is a member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Fellow in Anesthesiology of The American College of Anesthesiologists. Diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc. 

 

Dr. Brian Boies, MD 
Editor-in-Chief of PainFile a monthly subscription of abstracts focused on pain management.  
Dr. Boies is Board Certified in both Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He has a BS in Bioengineering, graduating cum laude from Rice University in Houston, TX, after which he studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. Dr. Boies completed his residency and fellowship at the UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA). He is currently an Assistant Professor/Clinical in the Department of Anesthesiology at UT Health San Antonio, performing a mixture of acute pain and regional anesthesia, and chronic pain management. 

 

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA 

Dr. Christo is one of America's leading experts on relieving acute and chronic pain. He directed the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the foremost medical centers in the world. He also directed the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Hopkins for 5 years. He and a team of specialists help patients overcome the agony of back pain, cancer pain, persistent shingles pain, operations, thoracic outlet syndrome, and a wide variety of other conditions. 

Dr. Christo is a board certified, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and Hopkins-trained pain medicine specialist. He lectures internationally, serves on editorial boards, teaches, and has published over 60 articles and book chapters on many topics related to pain treatment. 

Dr. Christo hosts Aches and Gains, the first talk show on pain and pain relief that airs weekly on WBAL Radio, 1090 AM (www.paulchristomd.com). He is widely consulted by the media on the topic of pain and has appeared as a guest on Dr. Mehmet Oz's satellite radio show, NPR radio (The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation), Good Morning America Health, and Retirement Living Television's Healthline, hosted by Dr. Kevin Soden. He is the pain expert for the live Web Chat series on Pain Management, hosted by the Tribune newspapers and Baltimore Sun. 

Becker's ASC Review selected him as one of the 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in America, he is listed as a Super Doctor for the Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area, he was one of eight national pain experts to be selected as an American Academy of Pain Medicine/Pfizer Visiting Professor, and he was one of six experts from the U.S. and Canada to participate in the Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship Program focusing on media and policymaking. 

He served on the Committee on Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Pain.com Advisory Board for the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, and serves as a medical advisor for Ameritox, Chronic Pain Perspectives, and the PAINS project, sponsored by the Center for Practical Bioethics. 

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Christo has also earned an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Health Care Management. 

 

Gloria Herrera, RN, MSN, FNP-BC 

Gloria Herrera received her BSN and MSN from the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, with a focus in Family Practice. She has been a nurse practitioner for 12 years. Currently, she is employed at Health Net Medical Clinic; it is a unique blend of family practice, urgent care, alternative medicine and aesthetics. Prior to this, she worked in downtown San Antonio with a solo-practitioner for eight years. This tenure required extensive focus on caring for patients with multiple chronic medical conditions and ongoing coordination of care between healthcare providers and community services. Gloria also facilitates online undergraduate classes for University of Phoenix School of Nursing. 

 

 
Dr. David Husted, MD 
 
David Shakespeare Husted, MD., MS., B.S. is named Editor-In-Chief of the new publication. Dr. Husted received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He interned in Psychiatry at the University of Florida and did an OrthopeadicInternership at Yale University, School of Medicine. His Residency and Fellowship was in Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. 
 

Dr. Husted is currently Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis and West Palm Beach campuses in Florida. He is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. Husted is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

 
 
Dr. Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd 
Dr. Nagpal is a board certified PM&R and Pain Medicine physician who is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UT Health San Antonio. He is the Associate Program Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship at UT Health SA and the Medical Director of the UT Health SA Pain Medicine Clinic as well. In April of 2017, Dr. Nagpal took over as the Medical Director of Dannemiller, Inc. Dr. Nagpal speaks regularly at national meetings, including the annual meetings of AAPM&R, ASA, ASRA, SIS, and the Dannemiller Pain Medicine Review Course. His areas of ongoing research include conjoint couples therapy for chronic pain, reduction of abuse potential of opioid analgesics, and novel radiofrequency ablation procedures for sacroiliac complex pain and his primary clinical interest is in chronic pelvic pain in women. 

 
Sandra Ouellette, CRNA 

Ms. Ouellette obtained a BS Degree in Biology from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC and completed her Masters In Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Her national (AANA) professional responsibilities have included the following: Item Review Committee, Council on Certification; On-Site Visitor for Programs of Anesthesia, Council on Accreditation; and educational representative, Council on Recertification. She served on the ASA/AANA Liaison Committee and the Nominating Committee of the AANA. She served as Regional Director, Vice President, and President-Elect of the AANA and was President of the AANA from 1988-1989. She also represented AANA as an affiliate member to ANAs Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. She was appointed to the ICN Expert Panel on Nursing Leadership in 2006 and was nominated by ANA. Ms. Ouellette has been active in the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists and served three terms as IFNA President. 

Ms. Ouellette has lectured extensively at both the national and international level. She has presented at over 750 meetings in 40 states and has 78 publications to her credit including 7 chapters and 1 book. She received the Achievement Award from the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 1994. In 1995 she became a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 1996 she received the Dannemiller Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology. 

At the present time, Ms.Ouellette is President of R and S Ouellette Inc, a consulting company specializing in continuing education, organizational leadership, and legal consultation. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She continues to teach at the nurse anesthesia programs at : Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Raleigh School Of Nurse Anesthesia; and Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program. Major responsibilities include didactic instruction in physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesia-related topics at these graduate anesthesia programs. 

 

Ron Pobuda 

Ron is one of the Board of Directors of Dannemiller, Inc. He began his career in radio, first having a morning show on WTAG in Worcester, MA. He subsequently moved to New York City with NBC Radio and WPIX FM. Ron realizes the importance of communication in all aspects of education. He brings that specialty to Continuing Medical Education.  Ron serves on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors of Dannemiller, Inc.